Woman survives icy crash into 6 Mile Lake

A Bella Coola woman escaped her vehicle after it plunged into the icy lake.

A Bella Coola nurse escaped serious injury when she lost control on icy roads and rolled into 6 Mile Lake on Nov. 27.

Irene Issacs was returning home after attending a training course in Vancouver when her 2004 Mazda pickup spun out of control on a patch of ice on Hwy 97. The truck went off road right, rolld onto the passenger side and began to submerge into the lake.

Issacs exited from the vehicle and managed to climb onto the hood as the rear of the truck sank. Through freezing water and ice,  she made her way to the shore, uninjured.

Clinton RCMP responded to the single vehicle accident at 6:30 pm. On Nov. 29, Pioneer Towing of Clinton and a commercial diving team, Diving Dynamics from Kelowna recovered the truck from 6 Mile Lake.